We all lose when leaders make integration about the Benjamins

School integration is becoming a white hot hill to die on. Again. The Minnesota legislature has moved to dispense with aid intended to integrate schools, which has central cities – the largest recipients of integration aid – worried about even larger holes in their budgets. I agree with defenders of public education that say high …

Savaged by Ratvich

Diane Ravitch sells the single most dangerous notion in these modern times: teachers cannot be accountable for teaching poor children. The idea that deficiencies in students explain gross variations in academic achievement is a unionist liberal variant of other “scientific” explanations for differential life outcomes between races and classes. It is a first cousin to …

If only eBooks were made of paper

At just about any given time during the day or night you might find my Mother-in-law, Carol, reading an $8 book. She buys them with the regularity of a person that buys cigarettes, pop, or gas. Last Christmas Kristi and I considered giving her a Kindle or Nook so that she could join this millennium …